First a Coroner, now a Judge. Who the hell do they think they are serving?

Anna Leask at the Herald reports

A teenager on bail when he robbed an 81-year-old woman, breaking her hip and wrist and disabling her for life, has been sentenced to home detention.

But Darren Fidow’s elderly victim wants him jailed and is demanding a harsher sentence.

Patricia Sutcliffe’s hip and wrist were badly broken when she was robbed in 2011. She was in hospital for more than three months, is in constant pain and can no longer walk without a crutch.

Check this out

Fidow was on bail facing a burglary charge when he robbed her.

In June 2011, Fidow was charged with aggravated robbery. He appeared in court and was released on bail.

Fidow was arrested again in February last year for breaching supervision conditions and was warned and re-bailed.

He was also arrested in June after failing to appear in court. He was remanded in custody after evading police for several months, but released again in July on electronic bail.

Days later, after a scheduled court appearance, Fidow was caught burgling another house. This time he was remanded in custody, but in October, he was bailed again to Odyssey House, for alcohol abuse treatment.

Does this look like someone you give Home Detention to?  

Who are these judges who are asleep at the wheel here?

Judge Phillippa Cunningham / One News

Judge Phillippa Cunningham / One News

They are culpable for the crime spree that has followed every step of this bastard through the system.  The latest judge in this sequence of farcical decisions is Judge Philippa Cunningham.

Judge Phillippa Cunningham sentenced him to nine months’ home detention, to be served at Odyssey House.

She also ordered Fidow to pay Mrs Sutcliffe $600 in reparation.

Judge Philippa needs to drink a cup of concrete and harden the fuck up.

The judicial system is failing law abiding citizens while molly coddling recidivist scum like Darren Fidow

Time for Cunningham to think long and hard about who she is supposed to be serving here.


Do you want ad-free access to our Daily Crossword?

Do you want access to daily Incite Politics Magazine articles?

Silver Subscriptions and above go in the draw to win a $500 prize to be drawn at the end of March

Not yet one of our awesome subscribers? Click Here and join us.

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

48%